Toronto’s 4th Gift to the World

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Photo Courtesy Sangin’s Photo Blog

Honest Ed’s is a massive discount store at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor St. This year it will celebrate it’s 58th anniversary and will most likely still be around in another 42 years. You may ask, however, why have we classified it as a gift from Toronto? Could it be because here we can find the cheapest brand, type, colour of any neccessity imaginable? Or could it be because of the free meals and giveaways organized on a regular basis by the owner, Ed Mirvish? Or better yet maybe because it serves as proof that there are still local buisnesses doing exceedingly well and contributing to the local community despite multi-national corporate giants such as Wall-Mart.

In short Honest Ed’s is a definite must see.

You might also want to check out the information sheet on Honest Ed’s over on Wikipedia.

2 Comments so far

  1. Stephen (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

    What a fixture Ed really is! Both then man and the store! I never even knew that they gave out free turkeys till I saw a story on it the other day. This is really such a gift to Toronto itself and you are right.. a success in a nation, continent, culture where things like this get quickly eaten up.


  2. Saira (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    Yeah the free turkeys is what got me looking into the place as well. I saw the lineup on thanksgiving and was quite impressed that no one was turned away. Definately a thumbs up to the place.



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